By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, lunatics …
>> The TribLIVE Radio show today — 1-2 p.m. — will feature Matt Cooke of the Penguins.
The Trib’s Jerry DiPaola will the media guest, discussing a couple of rather large moves at Pitt in the past 24 hours. And, of course, the local Twitter icon @suckmeter will offer the Suck of the Week in Pittsburgh sports.
I want you involved, too. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 412-320-7925.
>> Here’s Trib columnist John Harris’ take on Opening Day at PNC Park.
>> Rushel Shell tells Pitt he’s out. Next question: To where?
If I’m Paul Chryst, I’m not being Mr. Nice Coach here. Pitt went above and beyond with Shell in his year-plus with the program, not least of which was carving out a healthy amount of carries as a true freshman even with Ray Graham in a starring role.
>> Another one out at Pitt is Agnus Berenato as women’s basketball coach. Made my feelings on Berenato known in a column last month. No need to pile on, so suffice it to say the university made the right move.
>> Who says the Islanders lack class? Witness Matt Martin vs. Tom Kostopoulos last night …
>> As I leave you, question of the day: If you could only pick between the two, would you rather have the Steelers sign Ahmad Bradshaw or draft a running back in the first round?
And yes, I mean, obviously, if Bradshaw is reasonably healthy.
>> I’ll cover Penguins-Sabres tonight, assuming Buffalo can still put out a full roster with all the trades they’re swinging the past 24 hours.